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Train hits car; two sent to hospital

Original post made on Aug 10, 2013

A commuter train struck a car in Redwood City on Thursday evening, sending the car's two occupants to the hospital, Caltrain officials said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:53 PM

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Why was the car parked on the tracks? I guess the driver felt the train would go around it


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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I agree with Steve. This incident happened 4 days ago. That is enough time for the media to write a story about what really happened instead of just reposting a brief press release.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Although it a relatively complex cluster of streets, the Main Street CalTrain crossing is immediately next to Sequoia Station. When stopped, the front of a NORTHBOUND train (as in this event) is just a few feet from the gates that guard the intersection.

It would be very difficult for a car NOT to know there is a train. It would have been just a few feet away.